With a multidisciplinary practice spanning video, performance, watercolor, text and voiceovers, Julie Lequin’s offering for the A/V Elevator is an audio collage entitled Car Talk. Knitting together excerpts from the NPR show of the same name and her own fabricated responses, Car Talk presents a fictional conversation between the artist and the two radio icons, discussing her linguistic troubles, her Québécoise identity and life as a young contemporary artist. Interweaving personal history with fictionalized circumstances Lequin’s Car Talk deftly mixes humor with personal struggles while blurring the line between the artist as individual and the artist as self-consciously constructed persona.
Julie Lequin is a French Canadian artist living and working in Los Angeles. She received an MFA from Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, CA) in 2005. She is the author of The Ice Skating Tree Opera – Director’s Cut, a book and DVD project published by 2nd Cannons Publications. Lequin’s work has been exhibited internationally in the Americas, Europe, and Australia and she has recently produced a curatorial project at the Outpost for Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.
Art in General’s A/V Elevator Program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.